Bridgestone Arena Parking Tips in Nashville

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The Nashville Predators play home games at Bridgestone Arena throughout the NHL season. If you have tickets to an upcoming game, use the information on this page to plan your parking strategy. 

This detailed Bridgestone Arena parking tips guide offers detailed parking information, including:

  • The best official Bridgestone Arena parking lots
  • Third-party parking lots near Bridgestone Arena you can book in advance
  • Areas to look for free parking in Nashville
  • Handicap parking solutions
  • Public transit options for Nashville Predators events
  • Other valuable Bridgestone Arena parking tips to save time and money

Whether you are attending a hockey game or another event, the information below will help you have a great time – and hopefully save a little money. Let’s get started!

Official Bridgestone Arena Parking Lots

There are several parking options in the area around Bridgestone Arena. Choosing any of these parking options will leave you within easy walking distance of the arena, although the pricing will vary depending on what event you attend and which lot or garage you choose. 

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Main Parking Lots 

The main parking lots you can pick from when heading to Bridgestone Arena are as follows:

  • Fifth + Broadway Garage
  • 6th Ave Parking Garage (at Bridgestone Arena)
  • Pinnacle at Symphony Place Garage
  • First Baptist Church of Nashville Parking
  • Fifth Ave. of the Arts Garage
  • Music City Center Parking
  • Nissan Stadium Parking

As you can see, many choices are available to you in this area. If it is proximity that you desire, the first two on the list above will be your best options.

You can’t purchase parking in advance for those two locations, so you will need to arrive early and buy your parking when you enter. 

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On the other end of the spectrum, Nissan Stadium is not particularly close to the arena – but parking is free when the Predators are playing. You could walk from there to Bridgestone Arena or use the shuttle offered at a $3 per person. 

If you’d like to reserve your parking spot in advance, you can do so for some of the other lots on the list.

Specifically, Pinnacle at Symphony Place Garage, First Baptist Church of Nashville Parking, and Fifth Avenue of the Arts Garage all allow you to buy parking ahead of time by going through the Bridgestone Arena website. You will likely find the Fifth Avenue of the Arts Garage the most affordable. 

EV Parking at Bridgestone Arena

This part of Nashville has EV chargers, including ChargePoint Charging Stations and Blink Charging Stations. That said, we don’t recommend charging your EV while attending an event here.

The streets and garages will be busy around event time, so it’s easier to charge in advance and not worry about getting plugged in once you arrive. 

Accessible Parking Spaces

Accessible parking is offered in the 6th Avenue Garage (the garage at Bridgestone Arena). To use such parking spaces, you must have a valid, active disability plate or placard issued by your home state.

As I mentioned, you can’t buy parking in this garage in advance, so do your best to arrive early and secure a spot. 

Third-Party Parking Options at Bridgestone Arena

SpotHero is a great option for convenient parking in Nashville around Bridgestone Arena. There are many lots and garages with various prices within walking distance, so it should be simple enough to find something that will work for you.

Use the SpotHero widget below to make your reservation right away:

We recommend starting your parking search with the Library Garage at 151 6th Avenue North. It’s less than a 10-minute walk from here to the arena, yet the price is lower than many of the alternatives in the area.

You could also look at using the Truist Plaza Garage to get closer to the venue, although you can expect to pay quite a bit more for spots here. 

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Free Parking at Bridgestone Arena

The best option in the area for free parking when attending a hockey game at Bridgestone Arena is to park at Nissan Stadium. From there, you can walk over the Cumberland River to the arena or pay $3 per person to take the shuttle.

Either way, this affordable solution helps you avoid parking fees and the congestion of driving closer to the venue. 

Public Transportation to Bridgestone Arena

If you’d like to use public transportation to get to Bridgestone Arena instead of driving and paying for parking, the WeGo Public Transit system is what you’ll want to target for the trip. Specifically, the bus service offered by WeGo can help you make the trip easily and for a very low cost.

While checking transit schedules and maps for the day you attend is best, look to the Line 18 bus for one that may serve your needs. Going to the WeGo Public Transit website, you can use their trip planner system to enter your information and be guided in the right direction. 

Ridesharing to Bridgestone Arena

Using a rideshare service to get to the arena? That’s also a good plan, and it is made easier by the dedicated area designated for use by rideshare services. When getting dropped off or picked up, look to the corner of 5th Ave S and Demongreun St. to complete the job.

This is just across the corner from the southwest side of Bridgestone Arena, so it’s quite convenient. 

Bridgestone Arena Events

Many events occur in this beautiful arena throughout the year, including hockey games, concerts, and more. Use the table below to find tickets to any upcoming date you’d like to attend.

DateNameLocationBuy Tickets
April 09, 2024Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg JetsBridgestone Arena Nashville Predators
Nashville, TN, US
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April 12, 2024Tom Segura: Come TogetherBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 12, 2024Tom Segura BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 13, 2024Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue JacketsBridgestone Arena Nashville Predators
Nashville, TN, US
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April 14, 2024Jeff Dunham Still Not CanceledBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 14, 2024Jeff Dunham BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 18, 2024Tyler Childers - Mule Pull '24 TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 18, 2024Tyler Childers 418 BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 19, 2024Tyler Childers - Mule Pull '24 TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 19, 2024Tyler Childers 419 BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 20, 2024Katt Williams: The Dark Matter TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 20, 2024Katt Williams BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 25, 2024Carly Pearce - Pre-Show Performance UpgradeBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 25, 2024Tim McGraw: Standing Room Only Tour 2024Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 25, 2024Tim McGraw BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 29, 2024The Postal Service & Death Cab For Cutie: Give Up & TransatlanticismBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 29, 2024The Postal Service BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 04, 2024Gloria Trevi - Mi Soundtrack US Tour 2024Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 04, 2024Gloria Trevi BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 09, 2024Gabriel Iglesias: Don't Worry Be FluffyBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 09, 2024Gabriel Iglesisas BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 11, 2024Bad Bunny - Most Wanted TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 11, 2024Bad Bunny BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 14, 2024Stevie NicksBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 14, 2024Stevie Nicks BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 17, 2024Bill Burr LiveBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 17, 2024Bill Burr BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 24, 2024Noah Kahan: We'll All Be Here Forever TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 24, 2024Noah Kahan 524 BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 25, 2024Noah Kahan: We'll All Be Here Forever TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 25, 2024Noah Kahan 525 BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 27, 2024FEID - FerxxoCalipsis Tour 2024Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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May 27, 2024FEID BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 03, 2024Niall Horan: "THE SHOW" LIVE ON TOUR 2024Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 03, 2024Niall Horan BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 12, 2024An Evening with James TaylorBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 12, 2024James Taylor BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 14, 2024Luis Miguel Tour 2024Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 14, 2024Luis Miguel BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 23, 2024Alanis Morissette - The Triple Moon TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 23, 2024Alanis Morissette BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 27, 2024Grupo Firme BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 27, 2024Grupo Firme - La Ultima PedaBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 28, 2024Aventura BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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June 28, 2024Aventura - Cerrando CiclosBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 03, 2024KID CUDI - INSANO: ENGAGE THE RAGE WORLD TOURBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 03, 2024Kid Cudi BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 19, 2024Alabama - Roll On North American TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 19, 2024Alabama BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 21, 2024Sebastian Maniscalco: It Ain't Right TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 21, 2024Sebastian Maniscalo BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 27, 2024Hootie & the Blowfish - Summer Camp with Trucks TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 27, 2024Hootie and the Blowfish BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 30, 2024Peso Pluma: Exodo TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 30, 2024Peso Pluma BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 31, 2024AJR - The Maybe Man TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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July 31, 2024AJR BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 03, 2024Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow PartyBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 03, 2024Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow PartyBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 04, 2024Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow PartyBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 07, 2024$uicideboy$ - Grey Day Tour 2024Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 09, 2024Chris Stapleton's All-American Road ShowBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 09, 2024Chris Stapleton 0809 BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 10, 2024Chris Stapleton's All-American Road ShowBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 10, 2024Chris Stapleton 0810 BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 11, 2024BIG3 2024 Season: Coming in Hot - NashvilleBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 14, 2024Five Finger Death Punch BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 14, 2024Five Finger Death PunchBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 16, 2024PBR 3 Day Package - Ticket Includes Access to all daysBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 16, 2024PBR: Nashville Stampede DaysBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 17, 2024PBR: Nashville Stampede DaysBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 18, 2024PBR: Nashville Stampede DaysBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 20, 2024Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago: Heart & Soul Tour 2024Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 20, 2024Chicago BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 27, 2024Human Musical Group Sensations GLASS ANIMALS: TOUR OF EARTHBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 28, 2024SAMMY HAGAR The Best of All Worlds Tour with special guest LoverboyBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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August 28, 2024Sammy Hagar BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 07, 2024Dierks Bentley: Gravel & Gold Presented by Jersey Mike'sBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 07, 2024Dierks Bentley BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 17, 2024Weezer BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 17, 2024Weezer: Voyage to the Blue Planet 2024Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 26, 2024Kings of Leon: Can We Please Have FunBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 26, 2024Kings of Leon BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 27, 2024Los Tigres Del Norte BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 27, 2024Los Tigres del NorteBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 29, 2024MAXWELL: The Serenade TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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September 29, 2024Maxwell BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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October 09, 2024Twenty One Pilots - The Clancy World TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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October 09, 2024Twenty One Pilots BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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October 11, 2024Jeff Lynne's ELO BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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October 11, 2024Jeff Lynne's ELO - The Over And Out Tour 2024Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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October 14, 2024HEARTBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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October 14, 2024Heart BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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October 18, 2024The Black Keys: International Players TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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October 18, 2024The Black Keys BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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November 08, 2024Creed - Are You Ready? TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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November 08, 2024Creed BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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December 06, 2024Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well World TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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December 06, 2024Kacey Musgraves 1206 BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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December 07, 2024Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well World TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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December 07, 2024Kacey Musgraves 1207 BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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December 12, 2024Justin Timberlake - The Forget Tomorrow World TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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December 12, 2024Justin Timberlake BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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December 13, 2024Little Big Town + Sugarland: Take Me Home TourBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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December 13, 2024Little Big Town BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 18, 2025Chris Tomlin: Good Friday NashvilleBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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April 18, 2025Chris Tomlin BetMGM Dinner ReservationBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, US
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Bars and Restaurants near Bridgestone Arena

Stopping for something to eat or drink on the way to an event is a great way to add even more enjoyment to the outing. Fortunately, there are plenty of great establishments to pick from around Bridgestone Arena, so you won’t lack options when you visit here for a game or concert. 

Just to the north of Bridgestone Arena is an area known as the Honky Tonk Highway. As the name suggests, this is a great area to enjoy live music, find some cold drinks, and enjoy delicious local food. This strip stays open long into the wee hours of the morning, so you could easily walk around and enjoy the experience long after your event in Bridgestone Arena has ended. 

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Bridgestone Arena Parking Tips for a Great Outing

Attending an event at an NHL arena should be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, traffic and transportation issues sometimes get in the way, making the outing a nightmare.  

Let’s review some basic parking and travel tips to ensure that doesn’t happen to you at Bridgestone Arena.

Arrive Early and Beat Traffic

Between the local population and plenty of tourists, Nashville roads can get congested at nearly any time. Plan your day to get to the arena early and secure parking before it gets crazy. 

Check to see when the gates will open, and you can arrive early to enjoy as much time inside the facility as possible. 

Know What You Can Bring

Bridgestone Arena has specific policies regarding what can and can’t come into the building like all other stadiums. Check these rules in advance so you don’t have to leave things in the car. 

Remember Where You Parked!

There are plenty of parking spaces available in the area around Bridgestone Arena. With such a massive parking area to cover, you don’t want to be searching for your vehicle at the end of the day. Consider snapping a quick picture of your car’s location on your phone so you can get back to it easily. 

Take Security Measures

You should always consider safety when parking for an event at a popular arena. Be sure to lock your vehicle as a starting point and remove anything valuable from the car or truck before leaving home. You might want to park in a well-lit area for more security.

Have a Backup Plan

Unless you have purchased a parking pass in advance, it’s a good idea to have at least a few parking options in mind when you head out. That way, if your first option is full or otherwise unavailable, you won’t have to scramble to figure out where to go next.

Conclusion

This comprehensive Bridgestone Arena Parking Tips Guide provides valuable insights to make your visit to the arena a hassle-free and enjoyable experience. The article covers various aspects, including the best official parking lots near the arena, options for reserving parking in advance, free parking alternatives, accessible parking spaces, and public transportation choices.

With a range of alternatives available, from the Fifth + Broadway Garage to the free parking at Nissan Stadium, you can tailor your parking strategy based on your preferences.

By following these practical tips, you can make the most of your time at Bridgestone Arena without any parking-related worries.

Frequently Asked Questions for Parking at Bridgestone Arena (FAQs)

How much does parking cost at Bridgestone Arena?

You’ll find varied parking prices depending on the event you will attend. It’s typically about $20 to $40 to park for an NHL game, but preferred lots will be more, and you might find even higher concert prices. It’s best to secure your parking as early as possible to give yourself plenty of choices.

Is Official Bridgestone Arena Parking or a Third-Party Lot the Better Option?

Both options can work nicely in Nashville and one doesn’t have the edge on the other. If you want to reserve your parking in advance, some official lots don’t provide that opportunity, so that might swing you in the direction of using a third-party parking solution instead. 

What is the closest parking lot to Bridgestone Arena?

The closest parking lot to Bridgestone Arena is the 6th Avenue Parking Garage which is located at the arena and is attached to the building. 

Does Bridgestone Arena offer bicycle parking?

While there isn’t official bicycle parking, you will find various options to park your bicycle in the area immediately surrounding the arena. So, if you are close enough to ride your bike and have a good lock to secure it, this form of transportation can work nicely. 

What alternative transportation options are available to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville?

Using public transportation will allow you to avoid the hassle of driving and the cost of parking. A rideshare service is also a good alternative, although it won’t be as affordable as public transit.

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